Dubai Design Week will be slightly different this year

Dubai Design Week is set to take place from 9-14 November. File/Instagram
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Updated 11 July 2020

Dubai Design Week will be slightly different this year

DUBAI: Dubai Design Week (DDW) is set to return for its sixth edition from Nov 9 to 14 at Dubai Design District (d3) and in locations across the city, it has been announced. However, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the annual design festival will take an all-new approach and will include both physical and digital components. 

This year, Dubai Design Week will have a special focus on local talent and sustainability. Themes related to “locality, collective work, future imagining and sharing of public space under physical and mobility restrictions are put forward in this year’s edition for designers and creatives to investigate,” the event states on its website. 

The revised programme includes an open call for the Abwab 2020 pavilion as well as a new UAE-designer-focused exhibition.


Dubai’s streetwear festival Sole DXB canceled due to pandemic

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Dubai’s streetwear festival Sole DXB canceled due to pandemic

DUBAI: The region’s premiere streetwear festival, Sole DXB, will not be happening in 2020, the organizers announced via a statement on Sunday.

The organizers revealed that they “aren’t confident” that they can deliver the experience festival-goers “deserve with the health and safety standards” they expect. 

“While the situation continues to improve on the ground in Dubai, the festival is a collective effort by our community around the world and we’re ready to wait ‘til they can be a part of it too,” said the statement.

Organizers also announced that they do not have a new date set. The streetwear and music festival typically takes place during the first week of December.

The urban and streetwear festival seamlessly brings together the region’s music lovers and sneakerheads, who flock to Dubai Design District to enjoy performances from top artists such as Nas and Wu Tang Clan as well as shop local and international streetwear brands.

In light of the pandemic, Sole DXB recently launched a new mixed-media platform,, dedicated to music, fashion, the visual arts and sports from the Middle East, India, Africa, the Caribbean and their diasporas.